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Micromobility is Big: What Cities Are Learning from Cycling Advocates in 2020

With many people now working from home, transportation habits have changed during COVID-19. Micromobility is no exception. Representatives from bikeshare and scooter companies shared insights from their data on device usage over the past few months of lockdown.

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Female leaders in mobility join inaugural Self-Driven Women event

The virtual panel discussion, entitled Self-Driven Women, was moderated by Waymo COO Tekedra Mawakana on August 26, Women’s Equality Day, and also featured Michelle Avary, head of automotive and autonomous mobility at the World Economic Forum, and Raquel Urtasun, chief scientist at Uber ATG.

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Cycling advocates suggest ‘slow streets’ for rapid change in road safety

In the U.S., many cities are piloting ways to reduce and slow the flow of vehicle traffic. Cities in California and Oregon have developed “slow street” corridors that emphasize exercise, community connection, and safety over congestion, speeding, and pollution.


Seeing is believing: How Phoenix residents feel about self-driving tech

On behalf of Let’s Talk Self-Driving, ALG Research recently conducted a survey of more than 200 Phoenix residents who identified as being informed about and favorable toward self-driving technology to better assess how their understanding affected their acceptance.

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Special Delivery: How Autonomous Vehicles are Moving Goods During the Pandemic

Waymo has resumed partnerships with UPS and AutoNation to pilot self-driving package delivery with the Waymo Driver during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Self-Driving on Main Street: Technology, Business Development & Growth in Phoenix’s East Valley

Let’s Talk Self-Driving spoke with Denny Barney, president and CEO of the PHX East Valley Partnership, about the region’s dynamic economic development, how self-driving is playing a role in its growth as a tech hub, and how the pandemic is affecting the community.

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How Tech Works Into Phoenix's First, Last Mile Solutions

In areas with great distances between public transit stops exist, even getting to a bus stop can be difficult for riders. In urban planning, this is often called the “the first mile/last mile” problem. New technologies, like fully self-driving vehicles, are helping to bridge the first mile/last mile gap to connect more people with transit.